The fourth seeded Alexander Zverev rode his powerful serve in third round of Wimbledonand beat Tennys Sandgren of the United States 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.
The German lost just five points on his serve in the first two sets, then saved the only break point he faced with a backhand winner on the line as he led 2-1 in the third. Zverev broke again in the final game when Sandgren netted a forehand.
Zverev reached the US Open final in 2020 and the semi-final at the recent French Open, but has never been past the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
Sandgren reached the 16th round in 2019.
Later today, it’s Switzerland against France again when Roger Federer meets Richard Gasquet in the second round.
Federer hopes to emulate the victory of the Swiss football team at the European Championships when he plays the late match at Center Court. This time, however, a Swiss victory would not be much disturbed. Federer has won his last 17 matches against French opponents and also has a 10-match winning streak against Gasquet.
Federer also faced a French opponent in the first round and was in danger of losing before Adrian Mannarino retired in the fifth set with a knee injury.
Also on men’s schedule is No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev, who plays wildcard Carlos Alcaraz.
On the women’s side, the top-ranked Ash Barty is first at Center Court to play Anna Blinkova, second in girls’ singles at Wimbledon in 2015. 17-year-old Coco Gauff meets Elena Vesnina in yet another Center Court match.
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